Where to get your bike fixed while in Toronto
Cycling is a popular way of getting around, especially for students who find it convenient, cheap and a great way to exercise and still get to their destinations. Unfortunately, the commute between your York University residence and the many places you need to get to might mean that you bike breaks down often. Or maybe, you just need some maintenance to ensure everything is in good condition. Whatever the case, there are a number of bike repair shops in Toronto that you should have bookmarked on your Google maps:
Liberty Street Cyclery
Whether you want your bike tuned up or need a custom bike, you will get all this at Liberty Street Cyclery. Service is available all day (24 hours) and the tune ups are very pocket friendly ($60). You could even just stop by to chat about bikes and gain some insights.
This is one of the most popular bike repair shops east of the DVP. With tune ups costing a fair $40 and a complete overhaul going for $120, there is not excuse to leave that broken bike lie around unused.
Bateman’s Bicycle Company
This bike repair shop is teeming with cycling experts and enthusiasts, and you will get exemplary service with a smile. It’s hard enough to rent apartment near York U on a student’s budget-cut down the additional costs by reviving that bike and commute to class cheap and easy.
The Bike Joint
This repair shop that is about a decade old focuses only on repairs. Yes, there are a few accessories and replacement parts available but you will not be able to get a complete bike here. The focus on repairs only means that there are no distractions and so repairs have a quick turnaround.
Dave Fix My Bike
Sounds like the store of a cool repair guy, huh? It definitely is. The store is rather small but the service is outstanding. It has been in existence for over a decade, with the owner having experience longer than that. Worried about getting York U housing a bit far from campus? Get your bike to Dave and get the housing of your choice without worrying about the commute.
The Pedal Stop
This store is located at Ossington and Argyle and offers repairs from $45 upwards depending on the amount of work you need done on your bike. They will cover small repairs such as tire changes and even problems of larger magnitude such as clunking bottom brackets.
Rather than dive into tune-ups as most bike repair stores do, the Switchback Cyclery offers a bike evaluation complete with a specific repair estimate. Most commuters will feel more confident knowing that their bike was thoroughly checked before they are billed, and for this reason the Switchback is a popular choice.
This small neighbourhood repair shop in Leaside offers repairs and custom builds. Prices range from $60 upwards depending on the type of work done. If you want a new bike, this is not the shop for you. However if you want a great tune-up done you should definitely stop by here.